Global warming is an increase in global average atmospheric temperature that results in corresponding climate changes, possibly a result of the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is a result of increased levels of ... More »

The term "global environment" refers to Earth's environment in general. Many environmental issues primarily affect local and national areas. Others deal with problems that face the entire planet. More »

A species classified as endangered is in serious danger of extinction in the near future. As of May 2014, there were nearly 17,000 endangered species in the world, according to Endangered Species International. More »

Global warming refers to the gradual increase in the temperature of the Earth's surface, atmosphere and oceans as a result of greenhouse gases. Carbon monoxide emissions created by deforestation and burning fossil fuels ... More »

Altitude affects climate in that the higher up you get, the more the temperature drops. The temperature goes down roughly 4 degrees Fahrenheit for every 1,000 feet you climb. Altitude is the subject's distance from the s... More »

There are numerous factors that influence the Earth's climate, which include the temperature, atmospheric conditions, ice, land and land masses. The more sulfur oxide and other reflective material in the atmosphere, the ... More »

The National Wildlife Federation explains that global warming is thought to be caused by the greenhouse effect, which is the result of certain gases in the atmosphere trapping the heat of the sun and preventing it from r... More »